Detroit Sticks to All-Star Security Plan

London attacks will not affect already stringent security plan for Tuesday game


DETROIT (AP) - Despite the deadly attacks in London, security at Tuesday's All-Star game will remain the same as planned.

"None of our plans have changed following the London bombing," Detroit police spokesman James Tate said Saturday. "We already went into this with the preparation of the worst-case scenario ... we didn't scale it up or scale it down."

Tate said his department is the lead police agency for security at Comerica Park during the All-Star week events. But other local, state and federal agencies each have a role.

"We have agents all around the city in various locations. Some you might see, some you might not," said Special Agent Dawn Clenney, a spokeswoman for the FBI's Detroit office. "For the most part, you will not see them."

Along with sheriff's departments from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties and the Michigan State Police, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also are involved.

"Our role is to partner up with local entities to ensure they have resources they need, whatever it may be," said Greg Palmore, a Homeland Security spokesman in Detroit.

The Coast Guard is patrolling waterways; the Border Patrol is at ports of entry; Immigration and Customs Enforcement is checking for counterfeit goods; and other officers plan to be at the baseball stadium.

A portion of the Detroit River adjacent to the city's convention centers and the headquarters of General Motors Corp. are off-limits to boaters.

Diving crews also have been checking the city's seawall since Wednesday. The sweeps will continue through the All-Star festivities, and several roads surrounding Comerica Park will be closed Monday and Tuesday.